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Shaun Marcum scratched from simulated game, won’t make scheduled debut on Sunday

Apr 2, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum was unable to throw a scheduled simulated game on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Florida because of lingering pain in his neck. Which means that he won’t be able to make his scheduled regular-season debut on Sunday vs. the Marlins. Aaron Laffey is expected to fill in.

Marcum was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right biceps tendinitis. He also got a cortisone shot in his right shoulder last week. This ongoing neck issue is presumably related to both.

Marcum signed a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with the Mets this winter after registering a 3.70 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 109/41 K/BB ratio across 124 innings (21 starts) last season for the Brewers. It’s not known when he might debut.

  1. kollin7 - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Get used to this Mets fans… Fantastic pitcher when healthy, but you’ll never get to see him healthy.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    this bum is still around? I used to love it when he was with the Jays and spent like 3/4′s of the season on the DL each year. god what a wonderful thing to see

  3. mtr75 - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Hopefully the Wilpons used their business sense to defer some of the money for 20 years with interest.

  4. professormaddog31 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    because of lingering pain in his neck

    He’s been a lingering pain in the neck of a lot of baseball fans for a long time!

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